Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (GEPN)

For students who have a degree in a field other than Nursing, and do not have an RN license


The Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (GEPN) offers post-baccalaureate entry to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.  The program consists of an intensive pre-licensure year of study that is delivered across three continuous semesters.


The Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (GEPN) is designed for adult learners:

  • Who have not attended an RN educational program
  • Who have a baccalaureate degree in field other than nursing
  • Who are leadership bound and seeking a career in advanced nursing

Visit the schoolʻs event page for upcoming online informational sessions at https://nursing.hawaii.edu/events/.

Course Listing


NURS 501 Professionalism in Nursing (2 credits)

NURS 502 Pathophysiology (3 credits)

NURS 503 Pharmacology for Nursing Pract (3 credits)

NURS 504 Health Assessment (2 credits)

NURS 504L Health Assessment Lab (2 credits)

NURS 505 Foundations of Nursing Science (2 credits)

NURS 505L Foundations of Nurs. Sci. Lab (4 credits)

NURS 507 Bio-Behavioral Health Nursing (2 credits)

NURS 507L Bio-Beh Hlth Nsg Clin/Lab (2 credits)

NURS 508 Nsg Care of Childbearing Fam (2 credits)

NURS 508L Nsg Care Childbearing Fam Lab (2 credits)

NURS 509 Nsg Care Child & Fam (2 credits)

NURS 509L Nsg Care of Child/Fam Clin/Lab (2 credits)

NURS 513 Acute Care Nursing (4 credits)

NURS 513L Acute Care Nursing Lab (6 credits)

NURS 517 Clinical Immersion Nurs Prac (3 credits)

NURS 517L Clinical Immer Nurs Prac Lab (4 credits)

NURS 518 Intro to CH & PH Nursing (2 credits)